10th February

They've taken a long time to filter down as far as Portland but 2 Waxwings that pitched up for a little while at Southwell were welcome arrivals on what was another largely dreary and very chilly day. Seven Pintail through off the Bill were also minor island goodies, whilst a Siberian Chiffchaff that surfaced at Southwell was perhaps the bird that's popped up from time to time at various spots around there and Weston through the winter; a Lapwing at the Bill was the only noticeable cold weather arrival. Other reports included 6 Purple Sandpipers at the Bill, 4 Red-throated Divers and a Brent Goose through on the sea there and a Black Redstart at Haylands.

The Southwell Waxwings © Martin Cade: